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During the summer period there are many direct flights to Heraklion and Chania from various European cities.
The recommended airport, closest to the conference site is Chania International Airport (CHQ). The OAC is located 39 km west of CHQ airport.
OAC can be reached from the Chania Airport by taxi, public bus, or rental car. The full fare for a taxi, including airport surcharge is around 60 Euros. By bus is cheaper (line Chania - Castelli), however, the bus stop is located at a distance of about 1 km from the OAC. The recommended way is car rental as special discounts have been arranged (starting from about 26 Euros per day); for details click here.
If you decide to fly to Heraklion, which is located in 160 km from Kolymbari, you can reach the conference site by taxi (one-way fare around 140 Euros) or by bus from Heraklion to Chania (one bus per hour, line Heraklion-Rethymnon-Hania, duration about three hours) and then to the OAC as explained above.
Please note that the conference period is high season. We strongly advise you to book your flights as soon as possible.
Chania can be reached from Athens daily by boat. The company operating the route is ANEK Lines (see ferry schedules at this link). Boats dock at Chania's port Souda bay, which is located about 7 km east of the city of Chania. From there you can reach Chania and Kolymbari by bus or taxi.
Special discounts have been arranged for car rental (starting from about 25 Euros per day); for details click here.
Public buses from Heraklion to Chania
The company is called KTEL (in greek)
- First bus: 5:30
- Last bus: 21:00
Buses run every hour from 5:30 to 18:30 and there is one at 20:00 and one at 21:00.
Phone number: 0030 2810 246534
You have to take a taxi from the airport and ask the taxi driver to take you to the KTEL Station A, close to the port, to get the bus to Chania.
The price of the taxi airport-port should be ~10 E and the price of the bus Heraklion-Chania also ~10 E.
Public buses from Chania to Kolymbari
Can be found in this file